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Spruce Ridge Vacation Home on Llama Ranch

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Spruce Ridge Cabin in the aspens surrounded by National Forest


Last updated: 09/03/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Salida cabin description

Tucked away in the aspens and overlooking the Little Cochetopa Creek and national forest, our modern vacation home with 1000 square feet is located 10 miles west of Salida, Colorado and 20 minutes from Monarch Ski Resort. Spruce Ridge Guest Home is private, secluded and scenic. It is ideal for a 1-2 couples with no children, or for a family of up to 5 using the sofa beds.

Your home away from home is completely furnished. There is a large bedroom with a queen sized bed with soft, luxurious sheets for the ultimate in sleeping comfort, a sleeper sofa, private bath and an outside deck. The living room has a sleeper sofa and/or single bed, an adjacent second bath and two outside decks. The kitchen has all the appliances of home. You'll also find a utility room with washer/dryer, and a pantry and mudroom for your hiking boots, day packs, ski boots, and jackets.

The vacation home is available for short-term and monthly rentals year-round. You'll be staying on our 35 acre llama ranch at 8,450 feet and surrounded by the San Isabel National Forest. We are on a county maintained road three miles off of US Hwy 50 and 20 minutes from either Salida or Monarch Ski Resort. Our county road is plowed regularly in the winter as is our driveway. Nevertheless, AWD or 4WD vehicles are advised for any winter vacation in Colorado.

With national forest bordering our ranch on 3 sides, you have unlimited recreation including hiking, world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and fly fishing in the Little Cochetopa Creek that flows right by the cabin. Salida, 10 miles away, boasts the largest downtown historical district and the largest indoor hot springs pool in Colorado. Within a 30 minute drive there are several other hot springs resorts. Salida is also renown for its diverse arts community, galleries and weekend bands.

During the summer, with reservations, you can experience one of our day or overnight llama treks with experienced staff and all equipment provided. Fall provides spectacular colors as the changing aspens contrast with dark green pines. In the winter there’s snowshoeing and cross-country skiing from the cabin, and Monarch Ski and Snowboarding Resort with classic champagne powder is only 20 minutes away. Premier snowmobiling and cross-country ski trails are close by.

We offer a non-smoking environment inside and outside. Because of our llamas and desire to have an allergy-free cabin, pets, including companion pets, are not allowed. Adults and well-behaved children are always welcome.

Keywords: Secluded Modern Cabin

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Parents must supervise children at all times and must never be left alone unless over 18....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                3 steps with handrail to get into the house....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Well-behaved children are welcome....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking inside or outside....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                No pets inside or outside...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 2-5

              • Bedroom 1


              • Convertible bed(s)


              • Queen size Beds (1) Pillow top bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One queen sleeper sofa in bedroom; one queen sleeper sofa in living room with an adjacent private full bath. 1 single fold-up bed. Cabin is ideal for 2-4 or a family of up to 5 people....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Full sized electric stove, dishwasher, microwave, double sink, refrigerator, small appliances, plates and silverware, pantry and lots of cabinet space. Just like home....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Complete cooking capability....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Full size...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:


              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Dishwasher
              • Cooking Utensils


              • Heating:

                Radiant heat ceiling panels is primary heat; pellet stove (52,000btu) for ambiance and secondary heat ...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                pellet stove in addition to radiant heat ceiling panels throughout the cabin...moreless

              • Parking:

                outside only...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Towels Provided
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • Call us for information about our Spruce Ridge Llamas Adventure Treks, or visit us on the internet. We offer guided day and overnight llama treks, all equipment equipment provided. Advance reservations are required....moreless


                  • Television:

                    No TV reception. DVD movies available for checkout onsite. Two Redbox checkouts in Salida 24X7....moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    More than 100 DVD movies for checkout....moreless

                  • Games:

                    Limited selection...moreless

                  • Books:

                    Limited selection...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • VCR


                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Cell coverage is spotty with some reception along the driveway and county road but not in the house....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    A private landline with answering machine is available. ...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    High speed rural internet/WiFi...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance:

                    Free long-distance in USA....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    One large deck and two smaller decks with mountain views. Two decks overlook the Little Cochetopa Creek....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic

                  Location & View

                  • Ski-Out:

                    Cross country ski or snow shoe from the cabin on our 35 acres or adjacent National Forest. Monarch Mountain is 15 minutes away. ...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    All windows and decks look out onto national forest and a mountain with pine and aspen trees....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    A year-round creek flows about 75 feet from the cabin. Two decks overlook the creek....moreless


                  • Cinemas
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Golf
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Hiking
                  • Skiing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Fishing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Hunting
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Racquetball


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                  from 9 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 1 - Sep 21, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $834 $1,990
                  Sep 22 - Nov 26, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $714 $1,990
                  Winter Ski
                  Nov 27 - Apr 5, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $834 $1,990
                  Apr 6 - Jun 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $714 $1,770
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Tax Rate 6.9%


                  We have no smoking inside/outside and no pets policies. Failure to abide by these policies will result in a $450 charge to your credit card and you will be asked to leave our guest home immediately and forfeit any remaining balance.

                  All rates are based on 2 people/night plus 6.9% tax. Reservation requires a credit card. Full charge will be made when you are on site. Payment can be check, cash, VISA, MC or Discover.

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                  Last updated: 09/03/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2007

                  About the owner: My wife and I, Dan and Lillie Jones, have lived on our 35 acre llama ranch since 1991 with 7 llamas that are used for our llama outfitting business. We built the vacation home in 2007 to provide guests like yourself a place to stay in our corner of paradise. As previous guests have said, 'your vacation home is tucked away and secluded, yet easily accessible to summer and winter recreation and is the best kept secret in Colorado.'

                  Why the Owner Chose Salida:
                  Our vacation home is beautifully situated on a year-round creek with mountain views and access to millions of acres of year-round recreation. We have treasured our privilege to live here and to share it with others with our year-round modern guest cabin and our outfitting business.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  Many folks enjoy the seclusion, our year-round creek with fishing for brook trout, seeing llamas grazing from three decks and windows, the myriad of on-site and nearby recreation, the 27 plus species of birds around our vacation home, and of course, the stunning Rocky Mountains with the greatest concentration of 14,000 foot peaks (15) in the United States.

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                  • Spruce Ridge Cabin in the aspens surrounded by National Forest

                    Spruce Ridge Cabin in the aspens surrounded by National Forest

                  • Another view of the kitchen and ample cabinet space

                    Another view of the kitchen and ample cabinet space

                  • Living room and small deck

                    Living room and small deck

                  • Hallway to main bedroom

                    Hallway to main bedroom

                  • Large bedroom at Spruce Ridge

                    Large bedroom at Spruce Ridge

                  • Entry way and entry room with games, additional storage for coats, shoes

                    Entry way and entry room with games, additional storage for coats, shoes

                  • Kitchen at Spruce Ridge

                    Kitchen at Spruce Ridge

                  • Dining area, pellet stove and small deck

                    Dining area, pellet stove and small deck

                  • Second bathroom off living room

                    Second bathroom off living room

                  • Washer/dryer utility room off hallway

                    Washer/dryer utility room off hallway

                  • Bathroom adjacent to bedroom

                    Bathroom adjacent to bedroom

                  • Winter at Spruce Ridge Guest Cabin

                    Winter at Spruce Ridge Guest Cabin

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                  This listing was first published here in 2006.

                  Date last modified - Monday, September 15, 2014

                  $119 - $139 per night (USD)

                  1 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 09/03/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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